Unboxing: Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection

Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection

Look what arrived today – the new Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason collection 🙂 I’m always so amazed with her quick shipping. It took just two days for the box to arrive at my home and now I can start my weekend with some stamping fun. 🙂 This box has some really unique stamps in it, some of them with patterns I haven’t really seen anywhere else. Super exciting! And besides the box, I also got my hands on the rest of Catherine Pooler’s inks 😀 Finally, after all that talking, here is my video. I tried to keep…

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Comparing Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink – How are they different?

Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink Comparison

Hi and welcome to my Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink comparison. If you followed crafty news throughout the last week you probably have seen the big announcement from Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide. Boy, was I excited, especially after seeing first demonstrations and taking his class at Creativation 2017. And guess what, we were able to keep the Distress Oxides from the class 🙂 You can now get them here (scrapbook.com). Of course I had to share them with you! Besides just showing what they can do I wanted to compare Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink so you get a better…

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Best of Creativation 2017 – What is Hot in the Crafty World?

What a Crowd at Creativation 2017

Hi everyone 🙂 I’m back from Creativation 2017 with a lot new product information for you. Today I wanted to show you some highlights and I will demo some of the new products soon. I already shared a lot on my Facebook page (including videos) and on Instagram, so make sure you check them out. But for now let’s get started. Prima Marketing Finnabair introduced her new wax paste. This adds an awesome shimmer effect to your mixed media projects. I will get some soon and will demo them as soon as I have them. Besides that, the Prima booth…

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Video: 3 Ways to Decorate Your Art Journal Pages

decorate art journal pages

Wow, you don’t make a video for one week and all of the sudden your entire voice over is full of “ERM”… I’m sorry for that 😉 We are here, the last video in my Dylusions Art Journal series. Well, there is a give away next week (spoiler), so stay tuned for that. I really hope that you enjoyed all the videos and that you might have gotten some ideas for your own art journaling. The last video is showing some of my favorite techniques for decorating art journal pages. Of course, there are gazillion other ways, but I picked…

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Video: Creating a Colorful Background with Dylusions Paints

Creating a colorful background with Dylusions paints is simple and fun. My new video shows you how to add colorful squares and how you could decorate them. This background is so much fun to “put together” 🙂 You only need some different colors (in my video I use 4) and some stencils. I use the Ranger blending tools to “paint”, but your fingers or make up sponges work as well. The Dylusions paints are more fluid than other acrylic paints, but that makes them perfect for this technique. For the stencils though, you don’t have to use the Dylusions ones.…

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Video: How to Add a Pocket to Your Dylusions Art Journal

Welcome back to my Dylusions art journal series. Today I share a little trick Dyan Reaveley showed us during her class: How to add a pocket for a tag to your art journal. You need: Your art journal An envelope Scissors Craft knife Adhesive The first time she showed us her pockets I didn’t think that I could create a page like that, but after you’ve seen what it takes, it’s so simple 🙂 My video explains every step of adding a pocket to one of your art journal pages. Enjoy 🙂 The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want…

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Video: Adding the 2nd Layer of Interest to the Background with Dylusions Paints

Welcome to another video in my Dylusions art journal series. This time I’m adding even more interest to the background with Dylusions Paints. I’m using several stencils to blend the Dylusions paints onto the background. For the blending you can either use the Ranger blending tool or for example make up sponges, both work perfectly fine. When I first used the paints, it was bleeding through the stencil all the time and the images were all messed up to the point where I didn’t even use the paints anymore. During her class, Dyan Reaveley explained why this happens and showed…

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Video: Adding the 1st Layer of Interest To the Background – Dylusions Art Journal Series

Interest To the Background

Hello and welcome to part 4 of my Dylusions art journal series. This time I show you how to add a first layer of interest to the background that we made the last time. What you need are stencils with your favorite pattern, a mister bottle and paper towels. The rest is simple, but see for yourself: I hope you enjoyed my video. There are a few more to come, so look forward to more fun with Dylusions ink sprays and paints 🙂 The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want to start at the beginning of my series, here…

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Video: Creating Bright Backgrounds with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Creating Bright Backgrounds with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Finally, the first video in my series that is showing a technique 🙂 In this video I’m showing you how to use the Dylusions ink sprays too create bright and vibrant backgrounds. I loved the technique from the first second Dyan Reaveley showed it in her class. It’s so easy and the results are gorgeous! If you like to produce a lot of backgrounds within a short amount of time, it really helps to have the ink sprays sorted by color family. Then you don’t need to think about which color to use, you can just grab the bottle and…

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Video: Color Combinations with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Welcome to Part 2 of my Dylusions art journal series. Before I finally start using her products, I wanted to share one more information with you. And that is which colors work well together. I guess there are several color combinations with Dylusions ink sprays, but this combination is the “easiest” for me to work with. I (and Dyan Reaveley confirmed it during the class) sort colors for cold and warm tones. This way I don’t need to worry about brown or muddy colors when they accidentally mix together (which they will…) 🙂 Cool Colors In general, cool colors are…

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